The Town of Waitsfield Planning & Zoning Department oversees short and long range planning efforts as well as issuance of Zoning Permits, Conditional Use Permits, and Subdivision Permits. The Town Planning & Zoning Administrator oversees the day to day operations of the office, issues permits, and communicates with the Planning Commission and Development Review Board on planning efforts and project referrals. Additional information relating to the Planning Commission, Development Review Board, zoning bylaws, subdivision regulations, and application requirements can be found below. The Planning & Zoning office is located in Town Hall at 4144 Main Street. Due to COVID-19 it is encouraged that you schedule an appointment if planning on visiting the Town Office.
TOWN PLANNING DOCUMENTS
- Waitsfield Town Plan (adopted by the Waitsfield Selectboard on October 9 ,2023)
- Zoning Bylaws (as amended September 28, 2020)
- Subdivision Regulations (approved by voters March 4, 2008)
ZONING PERMITS & PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES
Permit applications issued within the past 14 days (for administrative decisions) and 30 days (for DRB decisions) and notices for upcoming public hearings are available at the town office and posted on the website here.
The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 7:00 p.m., at the Waitsfield Town Office (or remotely via Zoom). All meeting agendas, minutes, and meeting packets can be found here.
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
The Development Review Board ordinarily meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 7:00 p.m., at the Waitsfield Town Office (or remotely via Zoom). All meeting agendas, minutes, and meeting packets can be found here.
PLANNING & ZONING ADMINISTRATOR
Contact: [email protected] I 802-496-2218 ext. 4 I 4144 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Applications for a zoning permit, subdivision approval, sign permit, curb cut, certificate of occupancy, etc. can be obtained at the Waitsfield Town Office or downloaded from the Permits page.
E-911 Address Assignment
An E-911 address must be assigned before a zoning permit may be issued for the construction of a new residence. Contact the E-911 Coordinator to make arrangements.
Central Vermont Regional Plan, 2003 -- does not include regional maps
Sources for Technical Support
Legal & Legislative
Vermont Planning Information Center
Vermont State Data Center for U.S. Census Bureau information & data
Vermont Housing Data
Vermont Social & Economic Indicators
Vermont Community Data Bank
Vermont School Report
Growing Center Planning Manual for Vermont Communities (March 2007)
Part 1. Introduction, Application Guide, Checklists
Part 2. Planning Principles
Part 3. Implementation
"Community Rules: A New England Guide to Smart Growth Strategies". Takes you to the VFOS site where this publication can be downloaded by chapter in 10 different PDF files ranging from 440 to 1,790 KB.